Silent Crime

By

Ricardo Swire

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) describes human trafficking as “an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through use of force, coercion or other means for the purpose of exploiting them.” Continue reading “Silent Crime”

Informal Buyers and Sellers

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By

Ricardo Swire

Not long ago an internal security law enforcement tactical team seized a valuable supply of high-powered rifles at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, the weaponry was shipped from Miami, Florida on the Atlantic coast.

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Drug Trafficking Organizational Growth

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Ricardo Swire

Brazil’s most notorious gang has expanded within South America, a daring attempt to become the region’s largest Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO).

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Combating Violence with Numbers

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By

Ricardo Swire

The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) novel executive summary “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean; Combating Violence with Numbers,” surmised between 2014 and 2015 thirteen percent of Bahamian, Barbadian, Jamaican, Trinidadian and Surinamese residents were victims of crime.

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Internal Affairs

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Ricardo Swire

Recently an in-house watchdog group, comprised of the US State and Justice Departments’ officials, pointed out a series of blunders regarding the conduct of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Foreign-deployed Advisory & Support Team (FAST) operations in Honduras. The May 24,2017 US governmental report questioned three particular DEA/Honduran National Police (HNP) Tactical Response Team (TRT) missions performed with deadly force.

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Imperceptible

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By

Ricardo Swire

Organized crime and drug cartels are cultures widely known for adrenaline rush and machismo. Subtly women are in charge of accounting, major trafficking operations and micro-cartel extensions.

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